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Meg and Nancy, I'm A+ and mosquitoes love me. I always heard if you sit near a cow they will bite the cow because it produces more carbon dioxide, but there isn't always one near...or perhaps it is me...not sure.

Ginny, are those the 3D bow ties? They will make a great border.

We will be getting up early to kayak tomorrow. Youngest grand and oldest DD have decided not to go, but the rest of us are. Going early so hopefully we will be back before it hits 90.

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A lot of work Amy. Cute blocks Ginnyi. Carol

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Cute blocks Ginny. I am an A too, and the mosquitoes were sure out today. Carrie, I'm glad to hear the surgery went well and I hope you recover well.

My beautician told me she helped a friend strip wallpaper in her house--3 layers of it in the same room layer one: tiny flowers, layer two large flowers and layer three roosters! We actually replaced paper once in the 90's in the bathroom that I have left to do. I remember when I took that off, it was a horrible job. Now I wonder why we put more up. I do know the wall did have some plaster issues at that time--don't know what I will find now. Hubby thinks I asked him to size the wall first so I'm hoping that it will come down o.k. The bedroom will need a little spackle in a few areas. He sure has his work cut out for him (I don't paint or sand the floors). While he was trying to fix the lawn tractor, a part that he had to move broke so that project is now bigger too. He is taking some sxtra vacation later next week--so it will be a work at home 'vacation.' I did a bit more sorting today, grocery shopping, garden harvesting and things done for my parents too. Maybe tomorrow, I'll squeeze that mini block in!!!

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emoticon Ginny!

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I made 60+ bowtie blocks with my 2.5" squares. They will make a cute border for some future baby boy quilt.



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My house was built in the late 60's. After we bought it in the 80's, the first thing I did was remove the gold flocked wallpaper in the dining room. I have re-papered the dining room and kitchen twice - the last time in the 90's. I still like the wallpaper, so I won't be changing it any time soon.

Mosquitoes like me, too. They don't bother DH, who blood type is A. My blood type is O --, but I have also heard they are attracted to carbon dioxide. Does that mean I have more hot air than DH? emoticon

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Ginny, how did you make the bow tie blocks and what sizes of fabric? Inquiring minds want to know. Can you post the details under favorite blocks or taming our scraps? I think the main reason why wallpaper went out of fashion about 18 years ago was because people had it up for so long they were sick of it. Then when they started to take it down, the wall came with it. So many new homes in the 90's were put up with wallpaper in all the bathrooms and in the kitchen. It was a standard thing. Builders would buy the cheapest thing they could find and slap it up on unprepped walls. Wallpaper used to be a big part of my business, selling $3000 to $4000 a month on wallpaper alone. Then it just died in the 2000's and no one wanted it anymore. It is making a high end comeback but at a really high price per roll, $100 or more. Keep scraping. Carol

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Bev and Amy - Do you have O+ blood? Apparently that's the key to getting eaten. Mosquitoes supposedly can sense/smell blood type and like that one the best. I too get munched, but DH and MIL don't and they're both A-.

Ginny - Nextdoor.com is also a site for local communities to trade info and advertise things to sell or give away as well.

It keeps calling for rain here so we've been holding off on watering the garden and then it doesn't. We really need a good thunderstorm to break the heat. It's supposed to hit 91 and feel like 99 today.

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Linda, how frustrating. It seems good service is becoming so very hard to find these days.

Carol, DH seems to thrive in adversity. I like my comforts.

Amy, mosquitoes really love me, too. If DH sees one near him, he knows I'm being eaten.

I had to remove wall paper in our last house. They had not prepped the wall at all, just put up the paper on the dry wall. It was a mess and included some choice words, followed by many "I will never have wall paper again" promises.

Ginny, we have a local publication called the Trader's Helper we can advertise things for sale or for give away. See if you have one locally.

Today's heat index was 104, so we didn't do much. The bottom back deck has a few boards that need replacing, so DH pulled them up and then it started raining. So perhaps we can replace them tomorrow.



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I am still working on my stash. I spent a fair amount of time while I did laundry.

We are having another hot and humid day. Hopefully we don't get the storms we had last night.

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I have made 32 scrap bowtie blocks and have a Nother 25 ready to sew. I have also gone through all of my stash and put anything that I do not plan to ever use in a bag. Next job is to hunt down another quarter in the area who may be interested.

Today is a very hot day so a very good day to do sew and read. Maybe a late swim in the pool around dinner

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Amy and Carol - That is so gross and hilarious at the same time. LOL. In the first house I bought, the previous homeowner had either put up wallpaper borders or painted stencils around the top of every single room. Ah the good old '90's. And I naively thought, well I can just match the paint and paint over the stencils and the wallpaper border shouldn't be that tough to remove, and I can match paint in there too. Oh how young and stupid I was. Needless to say, I got pretty handy with the perforator and steamer combo and at "peeling sunburn". :D And then I screwed the next owner by fully buying into the early 2000's sponging trend. My kitchen ended up faux Tuscan stucco yellow sponged glaze, which I'm sure was a real treat to sand down. Oh, the things we do to our houses. It makes me wonder what's going to make us all cringe in the next 15 years.

Bev - I completely agree with you about camping and am glad you got a good night's rest. ;) After spending 7 months in a tent in the Kuwaiti desert, the closest I want to get to camping ever again is in a hotel's beach cabana. . .where they bring you drinks.

Does anyone have Carrie's IRL contact info? I'm assuming that she's resting, I can't imagine yesterday was easy.

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Carol--you are funny! I was thinking the same thing. For those who like to peel flaky skin (there are actually people who like to do this--clearly not me), this could be a dream job! There is one bathroom left to do, but I will probably hold off a little before destroying yet another room. This bathroom will not need a floor redone or new vanity--just paint and maybe I will splurge and get new towels and shower curtain (tired of peach and blue theme).

I am wishing Carrie well too. Bev--I'm with you on the camping thing. Mosquitoes are really attracted to me. I try to pick produce on windy days when they have trouble landing on me and during time of day when they are least active. For those bites, I have found white vinegar applied right after you get one to be very helpful.

I plan to walk on the treadmill today and do some sorting. I am really tired after yesterday, but it feels good to have accomplished all that I did.

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Linda, I understand that frustration at your business for sure. We have Cox and they are good about getting to a business quickly. Around here, losing electricity and phones is kind of a normal thing with storms and accidents. Bev, I chuckled at you in your tempur-pedic bed. Camping with insects if no fun. And the heat and humidity. What were they thinking? Amy, stripping wall paper is fun when it comes right off. Like peeling sunburned skin. When it is stuck, forget it. Hope Carrie is okay. Carol

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Hot and humid here too! Calling for rain this morning (probably because hubby, daughter and grandson need to mow the cemetery before they leave on vaca!). Besides being hot and humid, I've been dealing with the phone company since last Tuesday, the 11th. We lost our phone at our business that morning and several promises later, it finally got fixed yesterday. In the meantime, I almost had a stroke because I was so upset! When the tech came she apologized and we're pretty sure someone dropped the ball on this one since the first she knew about it was this Tuesday at noon! What kind of company leaves a business hanging for 8 days? They did end up giving me a $40 credit on my bill and they did forward my calls to my cell last Wednesday but it was a real pain.
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Has anyone heard from Carrie? I've been thinking about her today.

Julie, it was hot and humid here, too. Perhaps we will take the kayaks out tomorrow, I know I won't be on the bike.

DH and the grands got in from their overnight hike about lunch time today. They were hot, tired, and cranky. The shelter they hiked to was very old and mossy, wood ants kept dropping on them during the night, mosquitoes were really bad because of all the rain, coyotes and foxes kept making noises, so they didn't get much sleep. I on the other hand slept very well in my Tempur-pedic bed.



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It has been another hot and humid day here. I went to my training appointment this at 7: 15 and the humidity was already high. After my work out I came and helped vaccinate the lambs, one of them escaped but we caught him tonight and got him vaccinated. Now we have the 15 adults to do some time in the next couple weeks. Hope the heat breaks.

Spent the afternoon working on my organizing my fabric stash. Finished one color and got the next ready to cut. I am cutting the small pieces into 2 to 5 inch squares. I will then use the squares to make some charity quilts.

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Ginnie, Bev likes novelty fabric for her eye spy quilts. Find a Lutheran church in your area. They accept fabric although not sure about scraps. We do at our church because I end up taking them home. Ha, ha. Is there a guild near you? Maybe its time to join one. Carol

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That's a thought, Carol. But they are all things that really need to be done, so it's ok. DH just needs a little encouragement to get them done.

Ginny, stuff them in a bag and see if a local senior center can use them.

DD picked up youngest DGSs school schedule today, and will get oldest tomorrow. This weekend is tax free weekend, so guess we'll be standing in line getting supplies and clothes. They both have Chromebooks supplied by the school, so that will help out a lot.

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I spent 2 hours today in my sewing room going through all my scraps.

I have so many squares all different sizes, leftover food novelty fabric and leftover children comic hero fabric. If I don't think I'll ever use it again, it went in a bag. If it is less than 2.5" wide, it got tossed.

Now I have figure out what I am going to do with all that remains.

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We had both are bathrooms renovated at the same time. We always had a toilet but were taking showers at work or at the health club. Our kitchen remodel was hard we did it in the winter and most of the lower level of the house was down to the stud walls.

Still working on my fabric stash but I seem to making some headway.

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Bev, with all the renovations you have to do, I think you could afford to pay for a venue for your DD. Carol

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Carol, it is so sad, all the young folks dying lately.

Amy, we will be there soon. DH has been making a list of things we need to do if DD decides to have her wedding at the house. Refinishing the floors and finishing the painting are on it. Along with soil to level the yard, and pouring new concrete for the drive and RV shelter.





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About 12 years ago we renovated both bathrooms. We thought they would be done sequentially, but the timing of the tile guys was such that both baths were re-tiled at almost the same time. We always had a toilet (thank goodness!) but for a week or so we took our showers in our trailer (which we park in our yard, fortunately). This was in March, so we had to turn the heat on in the trailer (LOL!).

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Amy, don't envy you. We need to renovate a bathroom but the thought of workers here in the house for 2 weeks or more just kills the idea. And you never know what you are going to find. Carol

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We are deep into our floor and painting project. The project is getting bigger and bigger. I won't be doing much quilting for awhile. It is a long overdue project that we are actually doing!!! It will feel so good when it is done.



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emoticon sympathy for you and your friend.
Thanks for the link. Linda

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//store.usgs.gov/senior-pass You can purchase your senior park pass online with a little extra for mailing. Site is overloaded with so many trying to purchase now. Check it out. It won't be long before everything we do will be online. Played in my fabric quite a bit yesterday. It's important not to put things off. One of my good friends who is in her fifties just lost her husband this weekend. They had just attended her 45th high school reunion and they looked so happy. And the next weekend he was dead. You just never know. This is the fourth youngish black man that I know that died of a heart attack in his 40's or 50's. Its notable because they were all black men. Makes you wonder why. Two this year alone. Carol

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Carol, send me info on the retreat. I'll check my calendar.

Julie, we saw some beautiful orange mushrooms on our hike the other day and I thought of you.

Linda, you can get one online.

Today was cooler, but still humid. I did manage to get my walk in this evening and picked up the fallen limbs out of our yard and my neighbors. Tomorrow is supposed to be better, maybe mow the yard?

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Way to go Nancy! When we were in Alaska last September, our friend was able to purchase one but they wouldn't let me because I wasn't going to be 62 for 2 weeks. Not sure if we'll be near one before August 1.

We drove up to Wisconsin yesterday after work and stayed in Janesville and then today we went to House on the Rock. I've wanted to go there since I was in Jr. College and someone gave a speech on it. It only took 43 years to get there and it was worth it. If you don't know what it is, Google it. It's just amazing what the man collected, let alone how he got it all the way up there!

Eating wasn't bad but it wasn't perfect so tomorrow I "rezoom" as Carol says! emoticon

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DH & I drove up to Shenandoah National Park. I purchased a Senior Pass while they're still $10. End of August they go up to $80. When DH retires next year we want to do more traveling, including national parks.

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l took a class on dyeing with mushrooms and lichens today. It was interesting and a lot of fun. We dyed silk scarves and they are really pretty. I will post a picture soon. The mushrooms and lichens can be used to dye wool. We may play around some time.

Have had busy weekend and haven't gotten much done on my fabric. I guess I will go spend some time with my fabric.

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Yes, Nancy, get your name on that list. I was on a wait list about 4 years ago when, at the last minute, got the call that I could go. Found a friend and we went for an enjoyable retreat weekend. You learn so much from Bonnie! And she brings a fabulous trunk show. I don't know how she does it, slogging all that stuff around and the traveling she does. And when she has an order for books, etc. she packages them herself and takes them to the post office. There are fulfillment centers that do that kind of work and surely she is big enough now, she could afford to let someone else do it. What an experience! We have got to get Bev to a retreat. Our guilid is having a retreat in January here so maybe she can come. Carol

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Julie, I love Mackinac Island. What a beautiful place for a wedding.

Good luck Nancy. She was in Birmingham, and Cullman this year, both easily accessible for me. But I was just too late. Would loved to have attended.

Berry, I think he is a convert now.

Had some excitement last night. Police were patrolling the neighborhood when DH got home. A strange car with no lights was seen pulling into driveways about 11:30, so a neighbor called them. Didn't find anyone, but since we live on a dead end street something is going on. Gonna put cameras back out just in case.

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emoticon Linda! Hope you have a pleasant get-away!

Bev - as to purchasing extended warranties... DS purchased a 2012 pick-up. With all the new fandangled computer parts in vehicles, that warranty has already taken care of HALF of what he paid for it & he's only had the truck 6 months! He has been thankful several times over that he put out that money.

We've had manageable temps here in the Pacific NW for working outside. We are working on at least a month of no-rain. As we all know, every day IS different! -- Hope your weekends are pleasant! emoticon

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I went to a quilt show sponsored by a the local quilt guild. They have this annually. I saw some very pretty quilts.

While there they had a brochure stating that they were going to be hosting Bonnie Hunter for a lecture & workshop in February 2018! I need to get my name on that list!

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Our quartet has played several types of places for weddings from the family farm to the country club. They have all been beautiful. My niece got married on the shores of Lake Michigan on Mackinac Island.

I have had a couple of busy but fun days. We went to the county fair yesterday and I had Lady's Day Away today. I started working on organizing my spinning home work. I am taking a class on dyeing silk with mushrooms tomorrow.

I am still plugging away on getting fabric stash organized. I am working on draw 3.

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Murphy's law, the air conditioner always goes out in the hottest part of the summer. The important part about DD and her fiance is that they love each other and the marriage will work. I've had 2 couples acquaintances getting a divorce this year and one broken engagement after she went back to him 3 times. Carol

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Congrats to your grandchildren, Linda. It is so nice to see them rewarded.

Carol, I suggested the destination wedding but she is afraid some of the family couldn't make it. My parent's offered me money to elope, should have taken it. DH said we should offer them the same deal. He would take it, she wouldn't.

The air conditioner repair folks came today, we have a small leak in the compressor. Let's hear it for extended warranty! Parts won't be here till next week, but will be ok to run, just doesn't cool as well as it should. Guess I'll just have to stay downstairs in the sewing room. The downstairs unit is working great.



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Linda, that is so special for your grandchildren and you as well! They will remember it. Bev, DD could always have a destination beach wedding. Carol

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Be careful out there Bev. We've been really hot and humid here too.

Really proud of my grandchildren! My granddaughter got Best of Show in the Jr. Department at the County Fair. She got a blue ribbon on her table runner, a blue and an outstanding on her pillow/tote and a second on her apron. In the food department, she got Jr. Grand Champion Cook. My grandson only entered cherry pie and biscuits and a coin collection. He got blues on all 3 and also a purple on the cherry pie. Evidently fair competition skipped a few generations. My grandmother entered this same fair for over 50 years.

Going to go to House on the Rock this weekend as our Anniversary Trip. Hubby has promised me for years we'd go there but we never seemed to make it.

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Another very hot day. Tried to work in the flower beds, but just couldn't manage. Glad we did our hike early this morning. After dinner DD hung around so we could discuss wedding plans. She has been looking at outdoor venues and checking prices. Yeah, prices. She said people are sure proud of their facilities. One was $35,000 for 12 hours, but they would be a nope. There are more places to check on, so not giving up yet. The back yard is looking better. I can buy lots of muslin to decorate and use it for backs.

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Berry, that was the first thing I thought of. I reminded her our back yard had 1 inch of water until 3 days ago. I know she wants to keep it intimate, so we may consider family at the ceremony, and everyone at the reception. Would that be improper? We do have the large awning where we park the camper, truck, and van. DH has considered getting rid of the gravel floor and putting in cement. May use that as our alternative.

Tried to get my walk in this evening and all the neighbors were out and in a talkative mood. Perhaps next time I'll just invite them to join me. Did manage to finish, and got a bag full of tomatoes. Then mom called while I was piecing a quilt back and she was in a talkative mood. Must be something in the air today.

This is DH's week to work, but the guy that works his week off has torn his Achilles tendon and will be out for a couple of weeks. So DH will have to work Thur-Sun next week, then his week. That will give him 11 days in a row, and we don't know about the next week. Bless him.

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I am plugging along on cleaning up my stash. It has been warm and humid so it has been hard to work for very long. I am working on flannel fabrics. I work for a couple hours then take a break. Today is laundry day so I hope to get more done on the stash.

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Berry--I enjoy all berries. I have been adding them to salads.
Bev.--Gosh, backyard weddings can be great, but they add a layer of stress. I hope she chooses with that in mind for your sake.
Julie--great feeling to get the stash organized and it can inspire new projects.

Panels--the strips around are really nice. If the pictures are small, they are nice for center of blocks. Row quilts are another possibility. They definitely add lots of creative opportunity.

Lots of rain here today. I'll be working more on Twister Jack. I'm making good progress on that project. More house stuff is on the agenda too. I am happy amid the chaos because I see good changes on the way.

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Berry, I have a problem with leaving things out to "look" at them. If I put them away, I forget about them. You sound like a person after my own heart. Bev, I would definitely advise your DD to look at a reception hall. What is she thinking? Carol

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Carol - I've had some panels that I cut into squares and then added sashing or framed them. Or others that I cut into long strips & added a line of squares between the 6-8" strips. Still another type presented as a horizontal panel. Then I added 3-4 rows of blocks above & below the panel. I believe I then brought it all together with borders. (It was fun because it was a cat-print panel. I used calico-type matching fabric for squares, then used paw print material for the border!)

As I mentioned to one quilter at group, sometimes I keep a fabric in view while I work until it "speaks to me" and shows me what pattern arrangement would set it off well. -- I thought I was kind of CRAZY to put it that way, but she said that her friend said the exact same thing.

There are times when I can't fall right to sleep and I will think about ways to arrange blocks or whatever fabrics in the creative process. -- One of the things I LOVE about quilting.

Beverly -- Of the limited experience I've had w/ attending backyard weddings--it would be ideal to have a plan "B". There is a lot of stress in planning an event with outside conflicts that one can't control! (ie. weather!)

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Today we were busy all day, barely got in lunch.

DD has been looking at wedding ideas. She is interested in having the wedding in our back yard next July. I reminded her our back yard was under water until 2 days ago. She is gonna think about it. Reception will be at a hall in town since it is so very hot in July. Still a work in progress.

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Yes, panels are great as you can just sew strips around them until you get the correct size! Carol

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* Carol, I believe you mentioned about being given what others don't want to do. -- A couple of the ladies in our quilt group keep an eye out for combinations of things that I have worked with--one being panels. I've enjoyed working with them and adding fabrics, squares, etc. to make them workable.
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* Linda mentioned not being much interested in red raspberries... I LOVE them! Fond memories of grandma's house & red raspberry freezer jam on fresh-from-the-oven homemade bread! Yum!!!

Another pleasant day here for temps. (I LOVE the 70's for comfort & work-ability outside.) Picked a few blueberries for taking to my appt. today. Also, chatted w/ my 95 yr old quilting friend. She already has 13 lap quilts done over the past 3 weeks. She is truly a gifted and wonderfully capable quilter. I have learned so much from her!
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We are starting out foggy, but it supposed to be hot and humid again.

I am organizing my fabric stash. I am working on drawer 2, 7 more to go.

Have a good day.

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Berry, I've been following the fires. So very sad to see.

Today was another hot one, but we did a 2.5 mile walk this morning. DH had to go back to work this afternoon and I got called in to work tomorrow. Guess I can't complain, one day every 2 weeks isn't too much.

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